Like I said, I’m a mom of three. In 2017, I set the goal to read six books throughout the year. I thought this was reasonable considering I usually set out to read twelve and I often surpass that amount. I thought I’d be realistic and shoot for six since I was adding a baby in March 2017. Guess how many I read? Two. A whopping two. And one of them was what I call a “finisher”–a book I started the previous year and finished in the next. I guess the leap from two children to three was a large one for me.
So I say “Goals-Sshmoals” yet I think it is really important to set them and it has been a tradition between my hubby and I to sit down and make and discuss our goals each year. This is a little over due, about a year over due to be exact, but here are my 2017 goals and how I did. Stay tuned for 2018’s list.
*Memorize Philippians chapter 1 as well as continue to maintain what I have already memorized individually or with the kids. I got to verse 11 out of 30 verse. Considering all the other non-productive things I gave my time to, I’m disappointed I didn’t reach this goal.
*Read & study 13 books of the Bible throughout the year. I studied about half this much.
*Date once-a-month with Seth (at least). I didn’t keep track of this very well but I am sure we went out once or twice a month most months in 2017.
*Outing once-a-month with just Dryden and I…or alternate monthly with Seth? This was one I did well with at the beginning of the year and then I slacked off. I would like to be more intentional about spending one-on-one time with Dryden in 2018.
*Make some sort of printout of all the verses Dryden has memorized so far. I gathered all of these in one place but didn’t really do a printout. 2018!
*Work up to 250 squats by baby’s birth. I got to 225. Now, this is without weights (except for pregnant weight:-), free-standing. I have to say that it got really difficult to lean back into my heels–my belly weight threw me off.
*Contact one big band from Big Bands of the Bay about possibly singing with them. I did make one flimsy attempt to contact one of these bands but didn’t hear back. I’d like to try harder in 2018.
*Host a concert and sing 2 or more songs at it (have friends join), possibly Sep/Oct. In November, we hosted a concert in our backyard with friends! Originally, we scheduled it for October but it was rained out so we moved it to a chilly day in November. It went just great for our first backyard concert and whet my appetite to do it again! It was a blast to have an ensemble of other musical people involved as well!
*Write a will. We didn’t do this. And it has been on our list for a few years now.
*Invest $ for Addie. We got this checked off!
I also attempted to set some smaller monthly goals. This went well for the first couple months of the year but then I slacked off.
How did you do with your goals for 2017? I would love to hear.